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Devilsmother Mountain Binn Gharbh A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Gharbh [TR], 'rough peak') Galway/ Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 645m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91568 62447 This summit has been logged as climbed by 167 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Garmin, DesHoulihan, Wendy, Colin Murphy, guestuser, markwallace, Danger, PeakPaul, paddyman, juliewoods
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Longitude: -9.638664, Latitude: 53.600814 , Easting: 91568, Northing: 262447 Prominence: 280m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 491541 762466,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dvlsmt, 10 char: Dvlsmthr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

An anglicised form of Binn Gharbh is found in some sources, e.g. Ben Garrif on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) and Bengoriff on the map accompanying Knox's The history of the County of Mayo (1908). The Discovery map has Magairlí an Deamhain, 'the demon’s testicles', as the Irish name. This, however, appears originally to be the name of a knobbly ridge located north of the summit (see Devilsmother North Top), whereas Binn Gharbh applies to the hill as a whole. The English name Devilsmother appears to have some relationship with Magairlí an Deamhain, either being a euphemistic false translation or deriving from a variant name. The Caoránach, the female demon of Irish mythology, whom St. Patrick banishes to Lough Derg, is also known as the Devil's Mother, though there is no evidence to support a connection with this hill. For a road walk in Glannagevlagh, see Walking in Connemara, 8.1.   Devilsmother is the second highest mountain in the Partry/Joyce Country area and the 207th highest in Ireland. Devilsmother is the most westerly summit in the Partry/Joyce Country area.

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Don't be afraid of the name! .. by group   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsmother in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
 
eoin on Devilsmother, 2003
by eoin  4 Mar 2003
A typical Connemara mountain - the route we chose started just along the side of the road on the way to Westport out of Leenane. We climbed roughtly 1/3 of the way from the eastern end of the mountain about 200m to the right of the large gully as you look at the mountain. There is no path, trail or hint of the best route so we accessed the field via a farm gate. Crossing 50m of field we went basically straight up for 600m to the ridgeline. It is a steep grassy slope, wet in spots but not exposed. Once on the ridge it is an easy stroll to the main summit on the western end overlooking Killary Harbour and Leenane. The views of the Twelve Bens, Mweelrea and other ridges are excellent. Just to the north of the summit a second small cairn marks the point where you descent following the slow eastward sweep back down to the road and a cluster of houses and farm buildings. A short walk along the road back to the start. The photo shows the Devil's Mother, looking East from the ridge we followed down, you will note the 45-50 degree slope we climbed viewed in profile. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/202/comment/364/
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Climbed Devilsmother on 2007-06-03. Was a beautif .. by Himiwack   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Great mountain, excellent views .. by ahendroff   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Walked to this peak by crossing the ridge from Ma .. by Dan   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Stunning descent .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
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